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Old photo of the rock in its second location of three.

History of the Tosa West Rock

Annabelle Wooster June 11, 2022

Most graduating classes give their school a plaque or banner but the Wauwatosa West High School class of 1964 gifted a rock. Not just any rock, but a rock that has lasted the test of time and continues...

The Mental Health Walk-In Clinic at Childrens Hospital With Tamara Makhlouf

The Mental Health Walk-In Clinic at Childrens Hospital With Tamara Makhlouf

Daisy Lehman, Writer/Editor May 17, 2022

The Craig Yabuki Mental Health Walk-In Clinic at Children's Hospital opened on March 8th. Seven days a week, the clinic provides same-day care for children and teens (ages 5-18) who are experiencing...

Extending Black History Month Beyond February

Extending Black History Month Beyond February

Evelyn Skyberg Greer, Reporter April 4, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month the Tosa West Black Girls Summit (BGS) and Black Student Union (BSU) collaborated to create a presentation shared during the month of February.  “The BSU and...

School Board Candidate Feature: Austin Jensen

School Board Candidate Feature: Austin Jensen

Maeve Kaufman and Lucy Hildebrand April 1, 2022

Austin Jensen is running for seat 2 of the school board. He has been a citizen of Wauwatosa since 2016, and has two young children, one attending Jefferson Elementary. Jensen’s top priorities for this...

School Board Candidate Feature - Eric Jessup-Anger

School Board Candidate Feature – Eric Jessup-Anger

Maeve Kaufman and Vivienne Andersen March 31, 2022

Dr. Eric Jessup-Anger is up for re-election to seat 3 of the school board. He has two children who attend Wauwatosa schools. His top priorities include learning equity, providing mental health resources...

School Board Candidate Feature - Mike Meier

School Board Candidate Feature – Mike Meier

Audrey Catlin March 30, 2022

Mike Meier is running for seat 2 on the Wauwatosa School Board this year. He has served on the Wauwatosa School Board for 18 years. He has a BA in political science from UW-La Crosse, a law degree from...

The Legalization of Marijuana in Wisconsin: Opinion

The Legalization of Marijuana in Wisconsin: Opinion

Malik Boyd March 2, 2022

SB545 is a senate bill currently being pushed in the Wisconsin state senate that aims to legalize marijuana. The bill is a great step towards total drug legalization in Wisconsin. If put into law, it would...

Wisconsin Teens Speak Out About Abortion graphic by Evelyn Skyberg Greer

Wisconsin Teens Speak Out About Abortion

Evelyn Skyberg Greer December 20, 2021

The 1973 landmark decision of Roe v Wade states that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant person’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction....

Editorial: School Board Decision Threatens Students Safety

Editorial: School Board Decision Threatens Students’ Safety

The Editorial Staff December 17, 2021

The Wauwatosa School Board voted 5-1 on Monday, December 13th to move secondary schools from Level 3 mitigation to Level 2. Beginning on January 3rd, 2022, masks will be optional for both vaccinated and...

The Wauwatosa City Crest on top of community feedback regarding how the American Rescue Plan Act funds should be spent.

City of Wauwatosa Receives Community Input Regarding the Spending of “American Rescue Plan Act” Funds

Claire Guttormson December 9, 2021

On Thursday December 2nd, the city of Wauwatosa held the last of it's community input meetings regarding the funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  The recipient of 24 million dollars...

Pictured left to right: Maddie Weber, Savannah Williams, Natalia Byrne, Bella Meyer, and Elise Schneider.

Members of TDT to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Annabelle Wooster November 24, 2021

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City airs on TV every Thanksgiving day at 8:00am central time. Over 50 million viewers will tune in to watch almost 8,000 performers, 5 of which will be...

Annabelle Wooster, student referee, stands on the field while working a recreational game at Nash Park in Milwaukee.

Student Referees Face Harassment While on the Job

Scarlet Oneill November 18, 2021

Tosa West Junior Sarah Cape has worked as an umpire for Tosa Baseball for over 3 years. Though she’s officiated many games, there is one she won’t forget.  “After the call, there was a disagreement...

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